Last year St Olave, Pepys’ local church, held a series of talks. They’re doing the same again this year, with one every month. Here’s the schedule of the remaining talks for 2009:

  • 6 April: Pepys and John Evelyn (1620-1706)
  • 11 May: Pepys and Andrew Marvell (1621-1678)
  • 1 June: Pepys and John Bunyan (1628-1688)
  • 6 July: Pepys and 1667
  • 7 September: Pepys and John Dryden (1631-1700)
  • 5 October: Pepys and The Royal Society (founded 1660)
  • 2 November: Pepys and Aphra Behn (1640-1689)
  • 7 December: Pepys and Daniel Defoe (1660-1731)

Food is served from 6.15pm with the event starting at 6.45pm. Tickets are £12 on the door or can be booked from Phil Manning on 020 7488 4318.

The church is on Hart Street, London, EC3R 7NB. Here’s a map.

You can also download a PDF flyer.

If anyone goes along, do post a comment to let us know how it goes.

1 Comment

First Reading

Ian Mercer  •  Link

These talks by Graham Fawcett are really fascinating - I have been to every one given this year (the snow prevented one) plus the excellent 'production' by the authors of The Plot Against Pepys' and 'The Phoenix'. We get to attempt to sing the Pepys Grace, are treated to lovely music plus a scene-setting each month, all with excellent food; and wine to sip in one's pew - Sam would have approved methinks - and all this while Elizabeth is turned slightly toward us from above and she is saying something... yet I can not quite hear what it is... surely someone can tell me, it is so frustrating not catching her words.
Each talk is self-contained, so do come to the next, you will not need to rely on past talks to enjoy the atmosphere to the full. A most splendid way to acquaint oneself with those personalities brought to us through this window of time. You can almost see Sam in his upstairs pew, beady-eyed. Or is he snoozing? Can't quite see.

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